#mtpengage Manchester The Conference When MTP Engage comes to Manchester on 8th February, we’ll have multiple tracks for you to explore and a hugely talented line-up of keynote speakers. There’s no better conference to attend if you’re working in product management, digital, or marketing in or near Manchester. Where else will Product managers, product designers, UX designers, UX researchers, Business analysts, developers, makers & entrepreneurs 2019-02-08 09:00:00 EventScheduled

When MTP Engage comes to Manchester on 8th February, we’ll have multiple tracks for you to explore and a hugely talented line-up of keynote speakers.

There’s no better conference to attend if you’re working in product management, digital, or marketing in or near Manchester. Where else will you find SoundCloud, the BBC, TransferWise, the Co-op, Photobox, Moonpig, The Hut Group, Pivotal Labs and more, all under one roof?

Nicholas Goubert VP of Product Management, SoundCloud

Product leader and team builder, Nicholas is a seasoned technology executive and industry expert and a cross-industry innovation champion with extensive experience in platforms optimised to power successful ecosystems in various industries, from mobility to location services to music and media.

Before joining SoundCloud, he led product innovation at Lab1886/DaimlerX – the newly created Daimler Innovation Lab – as Chief Product Officer, drawing on his extensive international experience in product strategy, innovation management, big data, analytics and location intelligence to strategically enhance, renew and expand Daimler’s product portfolio. Previously VP of Product for HERE’s Open Location Platform, he led platform strategy, delivering dynamic geographical content and location-based services to power the new generation of connected services developed by automotive and IoT partners.

As a trusted advisor and mentor, Nicholas plays an active role in the rapidly evolving tech, data and location industries and serves as a board member of various promising international (Europe, US and Israel) tech startups such as Cellepathy, AI Incube/Parknav and ProtoPixel. He is also mentoring startups in multiple accelerators in Europe, giving him a chance to help out entrepreneurs while keeping his finger on the pulse of the market. This puts him in a unique position to bridge the gap between corporations and startups, fostering open innovation and an agile mindset to deliver winning and sustainable solutions for businesses.

Nicholas is regularly invited to give keynotes in various international events such as SXSW, Berlin TOA or Pioneers. He is also guesting at companies’ management meeting and innovation days. Nicholas is used to engaging with analysts, journalists and influencers covering market and technology trends as well as company positioning and value proposition.

Katherine Wastell Head of Design, Co-op Digital

Katherine leads the design team at Co-op Digital, working on products and services across Co-op. Her background is in product design, specialising in visual and interaction design. Prior to the Co-op she ran a design agency in Manchester, and before that was a senior designer at the BBC.

Louise Nicholas Product Designer, Co-op Digital

Louise Nicholas is a product designer with over 8 years experience in user research, interaction and service design. She’s worked with the BBC, Manchester City Football Club, and currently Co-op Digital designing and building compelling digital products and services.

Carl Norberg Founder, Fantom

Serial entrepreneur. Founder of Turnpike Group Ltd, working in the Fan Engagement and Wearable Tech space, launching the first smart band for fans – Fantom. Prior to Turnpike Carl founded and ran award winning mobile agency Monterosa, in Stockholm, Singapore and New York, sold to Publicis Worldwide and rebranded to BBH in 2014. Background from starting and managing several digital agencies, working for global brands such as Microsoft, Adidas and Justin Bieber.

Özlem Yüce Chief Product Officer, Agile Heart

Özlem has 15 years’ experience working in product management with everything from Fortune 500 behemoths to fast-growing Inc 5000 startups. Clients include Credit Suisse, TUI, Vistaprint, William Hill, Ericsson, HighSpeed2, Office for National Statistics and UCAS to name a few. Along the way, Özlem has engaged with all sorts of organisational cultures, helping them learn and improve. Regularly speaking and delivering workshops at international conferences, she also recently co-authored an IEEE paper called “Black Swan Farming” on the use of Cost of Delay at a Fortune 500 company. When she’s not travelling around the world consulting, teaching and speaking, she likes reading, going surfing, and… the Eurovision Song Contest!

Garry Prior Director of Product, The Hut Group

Garry Prior has been in and around the technology industry for more than 20 years, largely in product management / product leadership roles. Highlights include 9 years at O2, where he was product manager for a number of services during the early growth of smartphones, apps and mobile data, and also launching Rackspace’s cloud hosting products in UK and EMEA. After a couple of years in fintech at Barclays, Garry is now Director of Product for the THG Ingenuity platform at The Hut Group. Garry is a firm believer that great products only come about through the intersection of technology, business processes, customer support and user experience. Or as he is frequently heard to say – “It only works if it all works”.

Holly Donohue Director of Product, Aquila Heywood

Holly found Product Management (or it found her!) after a career in project and operations management. Her experience includes leading the transformation of processes, methodologies and culture at an organisational level as a Product Owner and then, Product Manager. Holly is passionate about building products that positively impact people’s lives and is an advocate for agile, coaching and collaborative working practices.

Sophie Manton Agile Consultant

Sophie is an experienced agile coach and mentor, with a strong passion as a change enabler to both individuals and organisations. Although Sophie’s early career as a product integrator and developer gave her invaluable first-hand knowledge and insights into producing the software itself, it was her experiences of project management coupled with “in the thick of it” scrum mastering and organisational change that really caught her imagination, enthusiasm and vibrancy for people, system dynamics and focusing on achieving outcomes. Sophie is an NLP trainer as well as a coach, so draws on a multitude of skills to encourage positive growth in both individuals and organisations.

Randy Silver Product Leader

A recovering music journalist & editor, Randy has been working as an interactive producer & product manager across the US & UK for nearly 20 years. (Yikes!) After launching Amazon’s music stores in the US and UK, Randy has worked with museums and arts groups, online education, media & entertainment, retail and financial services. He’s held Head of product roles at HSBC and Sainsbury’s, where he also directed their 100+-person product community. Randy currently works as a Freelance Product Consultant, providing interim product leadership.

Roisi Proven Product Manager, Gower St Analytics

Roisi Proven is a Product leader currently working with Gower St Analytics, a company in the film industry helping distributors and exhibitors make data-driven decisions. Roisi has worked throughout the tech ecosystem for over a decade, and is endlessly fascinated by how empathy and the human condition interact with the tech world. Roisi loves cats, and hates talking about herself in the third person.

Rob Crook Product Manager, Moonpig

Rob is a product manager whose spent the last few years working on some on the UK’s most beloved products. He can be found regularly speaking at and organising within the product community. He studied computer science and started his career in the rough and ready world of the London startup scene.

Tomek Włodarek Co-founder and CEO, Productify LLC

Co-founder and CEO of Productify LLC, a micro company founded to create and publish Iterate™ Product Development Game. A skeptical empiricist who likes to push things to see what happens. Aspiring stoic, currently 180° opposite. Organizational rebel. Notoriously breaks the organizational status-quo and taboos. Hard to please and almost impossible to impress. Poor multitasking skills, though. Passionate about an adaptive, empirical approach to software development. A former video game developer, programmer, and team leader. When he’s not fighting for better products and happier teams, he’s to be found under a tree smoking a pipe and thinking things through. Professional Scrum trainer (PST) affiliated with Scrum.org.

Mayukh Bhaowal Director of Product Management, Salesforce Einstein

Mayukh Bhaowal is a Director of Product Management at Salesforce Einstein, working on automated machine learning and data science experience. Mayukh received his Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University. Prior to Salesforce, Mayukh worked at startups in the domain of machine learning and analytics. He served as Head of Product of a ML platform startup, Scaled Inference, backed by Khosla Ventures, and led product at an ecommerce startup, Narvar, backed by Accel. He was also a Principal Product Manager at Yahoo and Oracle.

Mike Perls CEO & Founder, MC2

Mike Perls is founder and CEO of MC2, the strategic marketing agency based in Manchester and San Francisco dealing with brands around the world. Since 1999, he has taken MC2 from a two-man start-up to one of the largest independents in its sector. Its clients include governments, city regions, global corporates and high-growth businesses.

Mike is a non-executive director of Rugby League World Cup 2021 and Chair of GreaterSport. He sits on the Board of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University as well as being a Visiting Professor of Marketing. He is driven to make a positive difference to the communities he lives and works in. He champions social mobility and entrepreneurship at every level. He has spearheaded a number of celebrated charity initiatives in Manchester including Business Heavyweights and Funny Business, is a board member of cancer charity Maggie’s, a patron of the Factory Youth Zone and heavily involved in the Homeless agenda through his work with the Booth Centre.

Mike has four children, a dog and two cats. He is an ironman, triathlete, cyclist, runner, United season ticket holder and rugby coach. Time is his scarcest resource.

Jack Sheppard Product Designer, 11FS

Jack Sheppard is a digital product designer and creative event producer based in Manchester. He’s designed things with organisations like HarperCollins, Virgin, NHS, Universal Music, RBS and the Co-op, focussing on making products and services simple for real human beings and encouraging designers to think about the real-life implications of the things they design.

David Martin Chief Product Officer, Tes Global

Chief Product Officer at Tes Global. His product battle scars and learnings come from working with interesting folks at Tes Global, PepsiCo, Google, Monster.com, Essence Digital, Skybet, Comparethemarket.com, Bauer Media, ThoughtWorks and various startups. A serial transformation agent generating growth through customer centric culture. Dave’s experience is building, empowering and leading cross functional, cross departmental, autonomous, data informed lean teams that drive growth by efficiently putting product market fit products in the hands of customers to make their lives better.

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The Conference

When MTP Engage comes to Manchester on 8th February, we’ll have multiple tracks for you to explore and a hugely talented line-up of keynote speakers.

There’s no better conference to attend if you’re working in product management, digital, or marketing in or near Manchester. Where else will you find SoundCloud, the BBC, TransferWise, the Co-op, Photobox, Moonpig, The Hut Group, Pivotal Labs and more, all under one roof?

Keynote speakers

Tom Loosemoore

Tom Loosemoore

Partner, Public Digital

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Lucie McLean

Lucie McLean

Head of Product, BBC

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Dave Wascha

Dave Wascha

Chief Product Officer, Photobox

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Gabrielle Bufrem

Gabrielle Bufrem

Senior Product Manager, Pivotal Labs

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Nilan Peiris

Nilan Peiris

VP Growth, TransferWise

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Lou Cordwell OBE

Lou Cordwell OBE

Founder & CEO, magneticNorth

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Speakers

Nicholas Goubert

Nicholas Goubert

VP of Product Management, SoundCloud

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Katherine Wastell

Katherine Wastell

Head of Design, Co-op Digital

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Louise Nicholas

Louise Nicholas

Product Designer, Co-op Digital

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Carl Norberg

Carl Norberg

Founder, Fantom

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Özlem Yüce

Özlem Yüce

Chief Product Officer, Agile Heart

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Garry Prior

Garry Prior

Director of Product, The Hut Group

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Holly Donohue

Holly Donohue

Director of Product, Aquila Heywood

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Sophie Manton

Sophie Manton

Agile Consultant

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Randy Silver

Randy Silver

Product Leader

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Roisi Proven

Roisi Proven

Product Manager, Gower St Analytics

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Rob Crook

Rob Crook

Product Manager, Moonpig

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Tomek Włodarek

Tomek Włodarek

Co-founder and CEO, Productify LLC

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Mayukh Bhaowal

Mayukh Bhaowal

Director of Product Management, Salesforce Einstein

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Mike Perls

Mike Perls

CEO & Founder, MC2

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Jack Sheppard

Jack Sheppard

Product Designer, 11FS

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David Martin

David Martin

Chief Product Officer, Tes Global

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